MIXT: I will try this. I recently started to upload videos and even in Full HD
they look like total crap (pixelated) here on youtube. They look great on
my pc but youtube adds so extreme compression that it looks like my videos
have been abused :S
Robert Karl Skoglund: I've used Let's Edit to edit my TV program for years. I'm trying to learn
where the buttons are that do the job. This might be great for young gurus
who know all the terminology, but I need something that goes much slower
and just tells me which button to push. This is probably a great
instructional video, but it is for people who already know how to run the
program and simply want to polish their skills. Thanks. The humble Farmer
GhostlyStar: Thanks Worked!
Ryzchu OG: I did notice the quality was better, but it was not as smooth as I wanted
it to be. Any suggestions?
AliHUB TV: Cheers, brother! Will try it out!
Aleu: Does this fix playback issues too? Or does it only affect the final video?
BedfastDuck: This helped me out sooooo much. But now everything started rendering
Villordsutch: Thanks for this. Can I ask what you're using to capture your video? I'm
using Fraps but I can't seem to get it to record in 16:9 and everything
seems to record in 4:3!
TheZigster29: Does it have trouble uploading to YouTube?
Micheal C: full intro music please
GameTipsAndMoreBlog: Thanks for sharing your settings, BroHah! Can I throw in a couple of
related 'Video Editing Tips For PowerDirector', for everyone? (They all
have a Short Version at the end of each, don't worry): ■ In Powerdirector,
"Smoothing" in the render settings is not actually Frame Interpolation [or
'Frame Blending', which you started to describe in the video - but what you
began to talk about is indeed a real thing that other programs can do, you
are correct about the concept].
In PowerDirector, "Smoothing" will literally soften your video, making it
slightly blurry. This usually hides small imperfections in the video and
helps with data compression because the algorithm doesn't have to calculate
as many detail differences (things are 'smoothed out' so there is less
detail to keep track of and the size of the output will be smaller).
I played with PowerDirector a while back [around version 2 and 3 - and I am
starting to get back into it again] and in the Manual/User's Guide for the
older versions, it actually states what Smoothing is (in general, using
even less words than the above paragraph).
Short Version: The "Smoothing" in PowerDirector's render options slightly
blurs everything; but only a little, and it can help with keeping rendered
file sizes smaller, since there is slightly less 'detail to try to keep'
■ MPEG4 and AVC[which is MPEG4 as well] are actually successors to MPEG2,
and you will get better quality at the same settings with MPEG4 (it can
compress video better while attempting to maintain more quality than
MPEG2). MPEG4 also has some self-corrrecting capabilites, which will 'hide'
compression artifacts [in video editing, "artifacts" here means little
glitches in the video that show up when you try to compress it too much).
MPEG2 does not have these 'self-healing' powers - such as "Deblocking", for
instance [which tries to hide the edges of areas that the codec is keeping
track of, when compressing..]. You would have to render to MPEG2 at a much
higher bitrate [like BluRray Discs do!] to see the same quality and detail
kept untouched from the original video/recording.
However, if you use MPEG4/AVC to render your game recordings for uploads,
YouTube recompresses your uploaded videos 'again' into MPEG4, so you would
actually see an accentuation of compression artifacts that will be created
in the same spots from your compressed video (the little glitches will look
worse when YouTube compresses your video into MPEG4 for the second time).
What that means is, when uploading to YouTube: it is better to render out
your video to a transitory codec (something other than MPEG4), so that when
YouTube recompress your video a second time for keeping on their servers,
it is at least not finding/creating the 'same little glitches in the same
little spots' (which makes them stand out more).
Short Version: Although you get better quality at the same bitrate with
MPEG4 than with MPEG2 - for uploading to YouTube - use MPEG2 (or any
middle-man codec that is NOT MPEG4 [many people even use WMV]), so that
YouTube doesn't compress everything 'twice the exact same way' and make
your uploaded videos look worse.
Thanks again for making the great videos, BroHah!
CRCW Ltd: I've been struggling with this for the past week! Thanks a million :)
victor3dGamarPlays: Awsum thanks keep up doing that stuff!!! realy helps people out ^-^
Alex DiCenzo: Why do my videos lose so much quality when i import them in the editing
tab? The videos look amazing when i just play them but look like crap in
Carbon Cruzers: HA if you make videos with your phone your not going to be using this
Terminaterr3: THANKS HELPED ALOT!!!
DRod GFX: thnx u man!!!!
kmoney4u4: can I get a link to that intro bro :)
BestWonderBread: How do I save an edited version as an actual video instead of PowerDirector
thing so that I can put it in my power point?
xDqGaming: Thx dude this has helped me out a lot!
DubbyDesperado: Thanks for the help!
Mike Tyson: The good program. I by means of it have made video and have laid out in
YouTube. Look, please my video
UsaraDark: Does anyone know the settings for MKV?
Le Mew: thanks broha
Whit3xPow3r69: BroHahLikesYou, were did u get ur intro
victor4truth: Why are the files that I produce and save so huge compared to the original?
And the pie chart on the produce page looks like I'm running out of space.
Do I have to delete some files to free some space? And if so where are they
Hippa CRITIC: Not sure if this will help but just before you render, tick fast rendering
technology off because even though you have to wait a bit longer I noticed
that it lowers the file size of the video since it's not trying focusing on
NeonNinja: Tell me the intro song! please
Adelle Ramcharan: this vid helped me a ton. thanks!
naKy: This is template.
TeqnoV2: i record in a dazzle and when i change it to 16:9 is had black bars beneath
and above as well and the ones on the side. does it only apply if u have a
DragonRaider: Ok when i upload to youtube its not hd? and i did everything you did i
record with fraps in 1280x720
TeqnoV2: im a noob so what do u do after u render. does it go to utube after. what
do i do to get it on youtube at that quality
problox11: did you make that intro in PD10 too o.e!!!
AC Cooper: I have a 2 hr high quality video I,m wanting to out on DVD. Is that
possible with power director 10?
Justin Baird: nice headshots at the end mate lol, helpful vid cheers ^_^
SuperHighclan: Hey sean i have a hdpvr and i use powerdirector 8 go watch one of my vids
the quality isnt great wondering if you know how to fix thanks!!
MavisRileyJunior: Hello I followed your advice and settings and at these: 1280x720 in camera
and output setting and MPeg-2 im getting black bars when uploaded here. Ive
tried default setting ,and various things but cannot change it. What am I
Gendgi: Thank you liked and subbed :)
jesswu720: ZOMG THANKS! I couldn't figure out how to change the resolution and all I
got was crappy quality files until I watched your video.
legendx234: i love you dude you helped me so much i would blow you xD just kidding but
any way thank you so much love you no homo
1drumrock: thank you for responding. and... yes. Before I dragged my footage into the
timeline, I could hear the audio just fine.
AGsnowskates: THANK YOU!!
recreationlimited: will this work for power director 9
akillerbanana: what pvr do you use?
HaMeRcHo: Wait a little bit for YouTube to render the vid.
BroHahLikesYou: I'm not sure exactly what might be causing the problem but doing a clean
instal of power director would probably fix your problem.
HaMeRcHo: what if my resolution is 1600x900
Underline ENT: Having some issues even before looking at your video, when I process the
video it always bring up a cyber link issue that says PDR11.exe has stopped
working.... Ive produced videos before with this program and have produced
one latley, I have no idea why it keeps crashing around 35-50% Please
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